If you guys don't mind, I would like to ask a question. Did you take the Wrangler home with you? Or did you have them deliver? If they do deliver, what is the charge for that service?
I think that you have provide a wonderful education to us about the Wrangler. I am in the market for a small offset smoker and you just brought the Wrangler into Contention. Tomorrow, I am going to Uvalde, TX to visit with a fellow who custom makes 1/4 inch smokers. He has a 16 inch x 32 inch offset where the offset is 16 x 18 inches. This size works for me as a little over a month ago I ordered a Yoder YS 480 pellet grill which is fantastic. I also would like to have wood fired grill to work with as well. His price to me is $589.00 less 15 % for a military discount. I am retired Marine Corps. This means my price would be $500.00 plus options like a thermometer and perhaps now that you educated me, I will price the tuning plates which he can fabricate as well. I think that this will be about $50.00 for the plate the length of the grill with exception of the drip area. I might ask him for one with graduated holes from firebox to the stack. That is exactly what the expensive competition Yoder Wichita mode has installed.
The Wrangler on the other hand has 920 inches of cooking space and a very nice size for my patio. If this was 1/4 inch, this would be a no brainer for me. So tomorrow will tell the story.
I want to thank you very much for such comprehensive analysis and a layman's description of your observations of this smoker.